24 Hours in Harrogate

24 Hours in Harrogate

Visiting the fashionable spa town has been on my list for a while. I have heard so much about it and it did not disappoint. Kev and I managed to sneak in a last-minute winter break to Harrogate and I hope to return in the…

Vegan Food Tour

Vegan Food Tour

Over the past couple of years, I have found that exploring a city can be even more enjoyable by incorporating a food tour. The food tours I have been on concentrate on giving guests a more authentic experience by visiting independent restaurants/cafes/bars. This is a…

2020 Travel Wishlist

2020 Travel Wishlist

Another decade gone and still have so much of the world to see. Travel habits have definitely changed for us for various reasons over the past ten years. We never plan well in advance where we are going in the year. It tends to be what…

Port Lympne Reserve

Port Lympne Reserve

What are your travel plans for this year? Any staycations planned? The past couple of years we have been exploring some amazing places in the UK. As long as the sun is out the UK has some amazing places to venture out to. Over the…

Ibis Styles London, Southwark

Ibis Styles London, Southwark

Ibis Hotels are affordable quality hotels, perfectly located. Ibis Styles are their personalised range of hotels. The hotels are themed according to where the hotel is located, giving them a unique look. The themes also give the hotel a boutique feel. Ibis Styles have been…

Secret Food Tour, London Bridge

Secret Food Tour, London Bridge

Secret Food Tours is run by local people who have passion for food, history and culture. The tours are worldwide and a perfect way to learn about an area and have a great culinary experience. On our weekend away in London, Kev & I went…

Truffle Making Workshop, Cocoa Amore

Truffle Making Workshop, Cocoa Amore

Down one of the famous Leicester Lanes, there is a fine chocolatier Cocoa Amore. The manager Peter Gardner, and his team handcraft beautiful chocolates using the finest ingredients here. At the Silver Street store (which just happens to smell divine when you walk in), you…

Lake Como to UK via the Alps

Lake Como to UK via the Alps

You may have read my first post on the first week of our Europe Road Trip, from Folkestone to Lake Como. Here is the second week of our journey and how we made our way back to the UK. This week was less hectic in…

Folkestone to Lake Como

Folkestone to Lake Como

We have had some amazing UK road trips since Kev got his SLK and joined the owners club. Last year some of the members decided on a European road trip and we joined them this June. Here is a bit of how the first 7 days…

Laura Ashley Hotel, The Iliffe

Laura Ashley Hotel, The Iliffe

Laura Ashley not only has beautiful shops that sell a range of high-quality British fabrics and furnishings, but they also have lovely Laura Ashley hotels. A recently had an overnight stay at The Iliffe in Coventry. Previously the Chase Hotel, the refurbished hotel has a lot…